November 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

The People Speak...

Greg Melissinos, Massapequa "The tax issue is especially a burden. Property taxes quadrupled in the last five years...where is it going to be five years from now? I don't now how much long will I be able to afford to live here and raise a family." More...

Babylon Library welcomes new director

Marina Sullivan, a resident of Halesite, took the helm as director of the Babylon Village Public Library October 10. She most recently served as director of children's services for the Sachem Public Library and replaces Robert Lusak. More...

Clinton draws party faithful to political rally

promote his wife Hillary Clinton's campaign for reelection. Local Democrats used the opportunity to rally the troops and hopefully get the vote out next week. Photos by Steve Gravano and JoeTurner More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Panthers clinch playoff Seed, Hammer Hampton Bays 41-0

The Babylon Panthers rolled to a 41 zip victory over the Hampton Bays Baymen at Hampton Bays Sunday. The game had been scheduled for Saturday, but postponed because of severe weather conditions. The Black D continued to stifle their opponents. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

A GREAT TURNOUT AT "BUSY WOMEN" MEETING. The Babylon Business and Professional Women's Association held its first meeting of the year at "The Hook" Restaurant on Fire Island Avenue this past Thursday. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Lester has a quizzical head tilt; he was hit by a car some time ago. From his Wyandanch stoop, this big Chihuahua watched while Little Shelter workers weighed and More...

Opinion

Our endorsements, 2006

Each election season, we try to bring our readers information about the candidates so that they can add it to their storehouse of knowledge about these individuals, and make an educated and informed choice at the polls. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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S. C. Commission looking for ways to reduce education costs

A Suffolk County Commission to evaluate school district expenses and to come up with cost saving measures and efficiencies, held its second hearing in Hauppauge. The 13-member panel, chaired by S.C. Leg. More...

Police make drug arrest of subject in Babylon Village

A flurry of police activity, including the use of a police helicopter and K-9 units, caught the public's attention in Babylon Village Tuesday, October 17. It ended in the arrest of a subject who was charged with drug possession and sale. More...

Sen. Owen Johnson faces opposition from James McDonald of DP

Jim McDonald walked through the crowds who gathered in Farmingdale to hear President Bill Clinton. McDonald, a Democrat, had his green and white campaign posters tucked under his arm and talked to anyone who would listen. More...

DA arrests 17 for filing false STAR exemptions

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the arrests of seventeen persons in a six-month investigation of property owners filing fraudulent applications to receive state property tax exemptions. More...

Sweeney faces opposition from Conservative candidate Don Nohs

When New York State Assemblyman Bob Sweeney ran for the first time in a special election more than 18 years ago, he won by 48 votes. More...

 

People/Social

Harvard Club of LI recognizes Bay Shore

Recently retired Bay Shore High School Social Studies teacher Patricia Ponzi was recognized by the Bay Shore Board of Education for the special distinction of Harvard Club of Long Island Distinguished Teacher of 2006. More...

Flu shots available at Massapequa and Bay Shore Malls

This flu season, adults on Long Island will have the opportunity to get an affordable flu vaccination every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 17at Westfield South Shore in Bay Shore inside the center by the Sears entrance and Westf More...

Legislator asks community to help support our troops

Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th LD, Chairman of the Veterans and Seniors Committee, in conjunction with the Jacob's Light Foundation asks that the public contribute "AA" batteries for the troops in Iraq. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 South Carll Avenue 669-1624 Memories & Magic: Monday, November 6 from 7-8:0 p.m. Learn to use your computer to restore old photos. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming More...

LIBI hails Senate plan for Workforce Housing on Long Island

A plan by the Nassau-Suffolk delegation in the State Senate to provide more workforce housing in the region was hailed today by leaders of the Long Island Builders Institute as "a home run that will help keep young people on Long Island." More...

Babylon Post Office offers window service and new hours

Starting November 1, the Babylon Post Office located at 110 Cooper St., Babylon and the North Babylon Post Office, 1196 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon will offer window service hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...













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